Reckoning 6


Reckoning 6, edited by Aïcha Martine Thiam and Gabriela Santiago, addresses the intersection between social upheaval and environmental change.

“[I]t’s like a brief closing of the hand around something small and floating, framing it just long enough that we are able to look, really look at it. And then, if we can, we let it go.”
—Aïcha Martine Thiam

“It is not utopia. But it is what we can have, these careful negotiations, communications, challenges, and sharing. We have relationships. New, complicated, frustrating, rewarding. Alive.”
—Gabriela Santiago

Featuring poetry, essays, fiction, and art by Zuzanna Kwiecien, Francesca Gabrielle Hurtado, Russell Nichols, Tom Barlow, Nicasio Andres Reed, Nicholas Clute, Cislyn Smith, Nancy Lynée Woo, Tim Fab-Eme, E.G. Condé, Ken Poyner, Daria Kholyavka, Sofia Ezdina, Avra Margariti, Grace Wagner, Sigrid Marianne Gayangos, Kola Heyward-Rotimi, Scott T. Hutchison, Nicole Bade, Susan Tacent, Jessica McDermott, paulo da costa, Ellie Milne-Brown, Amanda Ilozumba Otitochukwu, Charlotte Kim, Rebecca Bratten Weiss, Amirah Al Wassif, Brianna Cunliffe, Jacob Budenz, Miriam Navarro Prieto, Wen-yi Lee, Mari Ness, Takayuki Ino, Rumi Kaneko, Preston Grassmann, Jesse Nee-Vogelman, Al Simmons, Laura Adrienne Brady, Prashanth Srivatsa, Taylor Jones and Luke Elliott.

Ebook release: January 2, 2022
e-ISBN: 978-1-955360-03-6
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Print release: July 2022
ISBN: 978-1-955360-04-3
Trade paper, perfect-bound. 260 pages; 62,000 words.
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Online release: New content appearing weekly starting January 2, 2022; links go live in the table of contents below.

Contents

Art

A Dream I Have – Zuzanna Kwiecien January 2, 2022
Siberian Wildfires – Daria Kholyavka April 3, 2022
Falling – Zuzanna Kwiecien October 9, 2022

Essays

Editorial: On Making Peace With Time When Time Has Lost All Meaning – Aïcha Martine Thiam January 9, 2022
Editorial: What We Have At the End of the World – Gabriela Santiago January 16, 2022
Wildfire, Hellfire: The Case for Siberian Globeflowers – Sofia Ezdina April 3, 2022
Enclosures – paulo da costa June 5, 2022
Sweetwater, Poison – Brianna Cunliffe July 17, 2022

Fiction

Babang Luksa – Nicasio Andres Reed February 13, 2022 “Masterfully told story about grief and family, rising waters, and a changing world” —Maria HaskinsAudio
Gills – Nicholas Clute February 20, 2022Audio
Somnambulist – E.G. Condé March 20, 2022
When Teens Turned Into Trees – Sigrid Marianne Gayangos April 24, 2022
E.I. – Kola Heyward-Rotimi May 1, 2022
Sold for Parts – Nicole Bade May 15, 2022
Clama a Dios – Susan Tacent May 22, 2022
Rainbow Boy – Amanda Ilozumba Otitochukwu June 19, 2022
Rooted – Wen-yi Lee August 7, 2022
Footnotes from “Phosphates, Nitrates and the Lake A Incident: A Review.” – Mari Ness August 14, 2022
Osprey’s Sky – Takayuki Ino August 21, 2022
松島の珊瑚の樹 (in the original Japanese) 金子瑠美著 プレストン・グラスマン:訳 August 28, 2022
The Coral Trees of Matsushima – Rumi Kaneko translated by Preston Grassmann August 28, 2022
Crisis – Jesse Nee-Vogelman August 28, 2022
A Little More Kindness – Prashanth Srivatsa September 18, 2022
Possession – Taylor Jones September 25, 2022
What Good is a Sad Backhoe? – Luke Elliott October 2, 2022

Poetry

Resilience – Francesca Gabrielle Hurtado January 23, 2022 – Audio
oh to be – Russell Nichols January 30, 2022
Move, Mountain, Move – Russell Nichols January 30, 2022
Surprise – Tom Barlow February 6, 2022
water-logged roots – Cislyn Smith February 27, 2022
When someone says the world is a fish – Nancy Lynée Woo March 6, 2022Audio
Heat – Tim Fab-Eme March 13, 2022
The Loss of the Moon – Ken Poyner March 27, 2022Audio
Dramatis Personae of the Apocalypse – Avra Margariti April 10, 2022
Onions – Grace Wagner April 17, 2022
The Po’ouli – Grace Wagner April 17, 2022
Snuffing the Night Candles – Scott T. Hutchison May 8, 2022Audio
We dreamt once – Jessica McDermott May 29, 2022
Tied – Ellie Milne-Brown June 12, 2022
Carcinisation – Ellie Milne-Brown June 12, 2022
Pollution’s Makeup – Charlotte Kim June 26, 2022
The Watcher on the Wall – Rebecca Bratten Weiss July 3, 2022
A brief history of misery – Amirah Al Wassif July 10, 2022
Apology for the Divine Masculine – Jacob Budenz July 24, 2022
Nature’s Chosen Pronouns – Miriam Navarro Prieto July 31, 2022
What’s To Like? – Al Simmons September 4, 2022
Tyrni – Laura Adrienne Brady September 11, 2022